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<glsa id="201403-07">
<title>grep: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability in grep could result in execution of arbitrary code
or Denial of Service.
<product type="ebuild">grep</product>
<announced>March 26, 2014</announced>
<revised>March 26, 2014: 1</revised>
<access>local, remote</access>
<package name="sys-apps/grep" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.12</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.12</vulnerable>
<p>grep is the GNU regular expression matcher.</p>
<p>An integer overflow flaw has been discovered in grep.</p>
<impact type="normal">
<p>An attacker could entice a user to run grep on a specially crafted file,
possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of
the process or a Denial of Service condition.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All grep users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=sys-apps/grep-2.12"
<uri link="">CVE-2012-5667</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 26 Dec 2012 16:52:28 +0000">ackle</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:39:34 +0000">ackle</metadata>